Pontiac Bonneville Model G

In 1982 the Bonneville name got slapped on a G-body based car, inheriting a surname of ‘Model G’. This platform was shared with the Pontiac Grand Prix, Chevrolet Malibu, Olds Cutlass Supreme, etc. It was a few hundred pounds lighter than the old B-body platform Station wagon and sedan were the two body styles. Two […]
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Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera The first front wheel drive variant using the ‘Cutlass’ nomenclature was introduced in 1982. It had a brand new name— Cutlass Ciera and was built on the totally redesigned A-body platform. Wheelbase was 104.9 inches, the same as on the smaller X-body Omega. Coupe or sedan were your body choices if you […]
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Chevrolet Impala

Chevroelt Impala Slotted between Bel Air and Caprice, the Impala was the middle of the line fullsize Chevy in 1973. Several body styles were offered. First was a 2-door hardtop called Sport Coupe. Second was a 2-door post called Custom Coupe, though it was actually more of a hardtop with a larger combined B/C-pillars. Third […]
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Oldsmobile Ninety Eight

    Ninety Eight The 1973 Ninety Eight weighed in at 4600 lbs and sat on a bus-like 127 inch wheelbase. Powering it was a 455 CID 4bbl V8 that put out 225hp. Configurations included Ninety Eight hardtop coupe, Ninety Eight hardtop sedan, Luxury 98 hardtop coupe, Luxury 98 hardtop sedan, and Ninety Eight Regency […]
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Buick Lesabre

Buick LeSabre For 1973, LeSabre could be spec’d out as a 2-door hardtop, 4-door hardtop, 4-door post, or station wagon. For a convertible, Buick buyers needed to step up to the Centurion this year. Two trims were sold which were base and LeSabre Custom. Standard engine was a 350 CID 2bbl V8. Optional were 350 […]
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Buick Riviera

Buick Riviera The ’73 Buick Riviera was the last of the boat-tail generation. These were called boat-tails for obvious reasons. Some claim these are the best looking version of the name. Powering these were a 455 CID 4bbl V8, making 255hp. There was a Riviera Gran Sport version of the car and its engine made […]
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Buick Century

Buick Century The Century nameplate was used on-again off-again since the 1930s. This time it came back on the freshly redesigned A-body platform for 1973. Sedan, coupe or station wagon configurations were all sold. Trim levels were base, Regal, Luxus or Gran Sport (look for separate sections on Regal/Luxus/Gran Sport. The first two years the […]
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